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Toronto Type Foundry Building

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Built by its designer, David Ede, as a speculative venture during Winnipeg's 1881-82 land boom, this three-storey brick warehouse is the oldest of the six buildings on the north side of McDermot Avenue between Main and Rorie streets.

A series of occupants followed: the Montreal-based fruit and produce firm, Vipond, McBride and Company; Rublee, Riddell and Company, a local business which purchased Vipond, McBride's Winnipeg interests; and Love, McAlister and Company, a stationery wholesaler that took over the building in 1895, sharing space with the Manitoba Produce Commission.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1881 Municipal, 1988, grade III Brick, originally had stone belt courses between floors and three bays. 3 storeys/14,200 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Wholesale warehouse, also used for publishing. Retail 175 McDermot Avenue David Ede





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